The Ultimate Guide to The Botox Treatment 2020

Ultimate Botox Guide 2020

The Botox treatment has become a mainstream cosmetic treatment done by millions of men and women over the years to keep wrinkles at bay.

For those that have not tried it yet and are considering the Botox treatment, we created a comprehensive Ultimate Guide to the Botox Treatment to answer all of the Botox questions you may have about the treatment.

About Botox

What is Botox?

Botox (Botulinum toxin) or Botox Cosmetic is a wrinkle relaxer that is FDA approved to treat moderate to severe lines such as crow’s feet and forehead lines.

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What is Botox made from?

Botox is made of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum that is found in nature as well as in the intestinal tracts of certain fish and animals.

How does Botox work?

Botox cosmetic works by targeting and weakening the muscles that are used when smiling, frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows.

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How was Botox created?

Botox was originally created to help people with muscle spasms of the eye lids, lazy eye and those that had crossed eyes.

Who invented Botox?

Dr. Alan Scott, an Ophthalmologist first discovered what is now known as Botox and later sold the rights to Allergan in 1991.

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When was Botox approved for aesthetic treatments?

Botox became FDA approved in 2002.

What are the FDA approved areas for Botox Cosmetic?

Botox cosmetic is FDA approved to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.

How long is a Botox treatment?

A typical Botox treatment only takes about 10 minutes.

Who can perform a Botox treatment?

A Botox treatment should be administered by a licensed and trained Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Registered Nurse.

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Where can I get Botox treatments?

Botox treatments are done in a clinical setting such as a Doctor’s office or a Medical Spa.

Where can I get Botox in Bucks County, PA?

Healthy Solutions Medspa offers Botox treatments in Bucks County and the surrounding areas of Montgomery and Philadelphia County. Read some of Healthy Solutions Medspa Botox reviews here.

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The Botox Treatment

Which areas can Botox treat?

Botox can treat many areas and conditions such as relaxing wrinkles, neck spasms, treat migraines, bladder issues, excessive sweating, and foot and leg pain. Botox cosmetic is FDA approved for moderate to severe lines on the forehead and crows’ feet. There are other areas that are treated with Botox “off label” such as the platismal bands on the neck (also called tech neck), above the lips, corner of the lips, and masseter.

Can Botox lift eyebrows?

Yes. A Botox treatment can elevate the height of your eyebrows.

Can Botox fix uneven eyebrows and asymmetry?

Yes. Botox can correct eyebrow asymmetry by lifting the eyebrow.

Is the Botox treatment painful?

Most people feel that the Botox treatment is not that painful. The Botox treatment requires tiny needle injections that most people say feels like a pinch.

Do you get anesthesia before Botox?

No. Most people find the treatment comfortable and an ice pack is given post treatment to reduce any post injection site swelling.

Do you get numbing cream before Botox?

Botox is typically done without numbing cream.

How long does Botox last in forehead?

Results can last from 3-4 months.

How should I prepare for a Botox treatment?

Make sure to tell your Botox provider if you have any plans to have surgery, had recent surgery on your face, if you have trouble raising your eyebrows, if you have drooping eyelids or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your Doctor if you had Botox within the last than 4 months.

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Botox Results

Are Botox results instant?

No. Botox is not an instant treatment. It takes a few days for you to start seeing results. Optimum results will be seen in 7-10 days after your treatment.

When will I start to see my Botox results?

You may start to notice smoothing of wrinkle lines within 24 to 48 hours with optimum results in 10-14 days.

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How long does Botox last?

Botox results last up to 4 months.

Is Botox permanent?

No. Botox is not a permanent treatment. Treatment results can last about 3 to 4 months.

What happens when Botox wears off?

Your wrinkles slowly start to reappear as Botox wears off.

Can Botox be reversed?

Botox can not be reversed or dissolved. It is a temporary treatment that will wear off between 3-4 months.

Botox Cost

Is Botox expensive?

Botox is an affordable treatment. A treatment can start at $100.

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How much is Botox?

Botox can range from $200-$600 depending on how many areas you want to get treated and your Botox provider’s price per unit or price per treatment area.

How much is Botox per unit?

Botox typically can range from $10 – $15 per unit. It can range depending on the experience of the Clinician and the local market rate.

How much is Botox in your forehead?

The recommended treatment for Botox on the forehead can range in price between $100-$300. Some people may need 10 units, while others may require 20 units as each person’s facial expression and level of movement is different. The amount of units may differ in each patient depending on age, strength of facial expression muscles, previous history of treatments and desired treatment outcome.

How much is Botox for eyes?

Botox treatment for the eyes refers to the crow’s feet area. This area requires between 12 and 24 units of Botox that can range from $120-$360. The amount of units may differ in each patient depending on age, strength of facial expression muscles, previous history of treatments and desired treatment outcome.

How much is Botox for 11 lines?

Botox treatments for the 11 lines, also called the frown lines or glabellar can require 20 units of Botox. This treatment area can range from $200-$300. The amount of units may differ in each patient depending on age, strength of facial expression muscles, previous history of treatments and desired treatment outcome.

How much is Botox for lips?

Botox for lips is a treatment to treat gummy lines or to do what is called a lip flip. The lip flip treatment can range from $50 – $100 and up.

How much is Botox for crow’s-feet?

The crow’s-feet can require between 12 and 24 units depending on the patient. This treatment can range from $120 to $360. The on label treatment for crow’s feet is 24 units. The amount of units may differ in each patient depending on age, strength of facial expression muscles, previous history of treatments and desired treatment outcome.

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How much is Botox for an eyebrow lift?

A Botox eyebrow lift requires about 4-8 units of Botox and costs between $40 and $120.

Is it ok to buy Botox on Groupon?

Beware of buying Botox on Groupon as you do not know if the facility will be giving you real or expired Botox. Also, you may be getting treatments from a provider who doesn’t have much experience injecting and thus they are discounting the treatment to get more hands-on training. You always want to select an injector with experience and one that has a great reputation.

How to save on Botox or find a Botox special?

To save on your Botox treatments, we recommend signing up for the Botox Brilliant Distinctions Loyalty Rewards program. This program notifies you via email of any Botox offers, Botox rebates, Botox coupons, and savings towards future Botox treatments. The best part about it is its Free! You also earn points every time you get a Botox, Filler, Kybella, or Coolsculpting treatment that can be used towards your next Botox appointment or other qualified treatment.

How do I calculate my Botox treatment?

You can use our Botox calculator here to see approximately how much your Botox treatment will cost:

Units of Botox

How many units of Botox do I need?

The number of units needed for a Botox treatment depends on how many areas you want to get treated. For example, the frown lines or the 11-line area between the eyes and above the nose require 20 units of Botox and can range from $200-$300.

How much does 20 units of Botox cost?

20 Units of Botox can range between $200 and $300.

How much does 50 units of Botox cost?

50 Units of Botox can range between $500 and $750.

Is 50 units of Botox too much?

For people wanting to get a few areas treated with Botox such as crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines, purchasing 50 units of Botox is not too much.

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Safety and Risks with Botox

How safe is Botox cosmetic?

Botox is FDA approved. There has been more than 16 years of research and studies published in 528 peer-reviewed scientific journals and articles. Botox or Clostridium botulinum bacterium is a toxin causing paralysis but when used for cosmetic purposes by a licensed and trained clinician in small quantities is safe and effective. Botox is also FDA approved.

Is there a risk with getting Botox?

The Botox treatment is safe when performed by an experienced injector. Some side effects that may present but are rare are swelling or bruising at the injection site or pain. Some people that get Botox feel like they have a headache. Other risks include droopy eye lid, uneven or “spock” eyebrows, dry eyes or tearing of the eyes.

What are the side effects of Botox?

Botox side effects may include itching, rash, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness, feeling faint, dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; and eye problems: double vision, or blurred vision.

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How long will I bruise after Botox?

Not everyone bruises after their Botox treatment. But bruising can occur. If you do, get small bruising at the injection site, it can last up to 10 days. You can cover bruises with makeup. It is recommended to stop taking fish oil or other blood thinning supplements and medications like aspirin a week before your Botox treatment to minimize bruising post treatment. You can take Arnica or Vitamin K to reduce bruising time.

Is Botox bad for your health?

No. There have been many studies done to show the safety of Botox cosmetic treatments and Botox side effects are rare.

Is Botox bad for you long term?

Botox, when treated long term has been found to weaken the muscles which may cause you to need less Botox over time. Also, skin on the forehead may appear thinner where Botox was treated. There is also have been reports of mild discoloration but is rare.

Can you smile after getting Botox?

Yes, as long as you have the treatment done with an experienced Botox injector. However, if your injector gives you too much Botox, there is a possibility to have a “frozen” look.

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Can you get Botox with other procedures on the same day?

You can receive certain treatments prior to your Botox treatment or on the same day such as the Hydrafacial or Dermal Fillers. Certain treatments are not recommended doing the same day. It’s best to get a consultation to find out which treatment you can get done on the same day.

Can you exercise after your Botox treatment?

It is not recommended to break a sweat or workout for at least 24 hours after your treatment.

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How long can side effects of Botox last?

If you experience any side effects of Botox, they typically last about 24-48 hours.

What does it feel like when Botox first starts to work?

Most people feel nothing when their Botox starts to work. Some people feel a bit heavy and tight in the treatment area.

Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

Yes. Botox, when done correctly allows you to make facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, and raising your eyebrows without the wrinkles. Some patients desire less movement than others. Your provider can review your goals with you.

Can you get Botox when Pregnant?

No, it is not recommended to get Botox if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Can you get Botox when you are Breastfeeding?

No, it is not recommended to get Botox if you are Breastfeeding.

What should I avoid before a Botox treatment?

Avoid fish oil and blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen as they may cause you to bruise after treatment.
Avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to your treatment to minimize bruising. Avoid making a Botox appointment right before a major event. You should give yourself at least 2 weeks before a special event. This will give you plenty of time to heal and allow you to come in for a follow up appointment in case you need a touch up.

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What should I avoid after a Botox treatment?

Avoid rubbing or pressing on your face for 24 hours after your Botox treatment to avoid migration to other areas. Avoid exercise for at least 24 hours after your Botox treatment. Avoid saunas, sweating, or intense heat. Avoid wearing a hat or headband right after the treatment.

What is the aftercare for Botox?

You can wash your face gently after your Botox treatment. Be sure not to put too much pressure or massage the treated area. Avoid heat, sweating, and exercising for 24 hours after your treatment.

Can anyone get a Botox treatment?

Both men and women of ages 21 and over can benefit from Botox treatments. Many people in their 20’s have started to get treatments earlier than their older counterparts for preventive reasons. Botox is not recommended if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should avoid getting Botox if you have a skin infection. It is best to get a consultation to see if Botox is right for you.

How do I know that I’m getting real Botox?

Select a reputable and authorized physician provider from the Botox find a physician directory and ask to see the Botox vial during your treatment. The Botox vial will have the Botox logo and a holographic image that says Botox on it. If it does not, it is not real Botox.

What if my Botox looks uneven?

If you notice that your Botox treatment such as the eyebrows look uneven, don’t panic. This can easily be fixed at your provider’s office. He or she will add a few more units of Botox to even out your treatment.

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Microblading and Botox – which should I do first?

Some technicians recommend doing microblading before Botox treatments so that your eyebrows are created before your Botox treatment. You should wait at least 2 weeks after microblading your eyebrows to get your Botox treatment.

Can I get microneedling done with Botox?

It is recommended to have microneedling done at least 2 weeks after your Botox treatment.

Can I get a chemical peel post Botox treatment?

It is recommended to wait at least 2 weeks before doing a chemical peel after receiving an injectable treatment.

Can I get a laser treatment after my Botox?

You should wait at least 2 weeks before getting any laser treatments done on your face after receiving a Botox treatment.

Can I get a facial after my Botox treatment?

No. It is not recommended to get a facial after Botox to avoid massaging the treatment area. You should wait at least a week to get a facial post Botox.

Can I get a massage after my Botox treatment?

No. It is not recommended to get a massage after your Botox treatment. You should wait at least a week to get a massage after Botox. Laying down for the first four hours after treatment is not recommended, putting pressure on your face and massaging the forehead is not recommended post Botox

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Botox Alternatives

What is an alternative treatment to Botox?

For those looking for alternative treatments to Botox may opt for wrinkle reduction creams or retinols, allergy medications for bags under the eyes, chemical peels to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, laser resurfacing treatments, microneedling, dermal fillers for wrinkles such as Juvederm or Restylane, or surgery.

Botox vs. Facelift

A facelift requires surgery and can last 10 years or more. Botox is a temporary wrinkle relaxing treatment that needs to be maintained with treatments every four months. Unlike a facelift, Botox treatments do not require anesthesia. In addition, there is no major downtime such as swelling or bruising after a Botox treatment that there is with a facelift.

What is the difference between Botox and Fillers?

Botox and fillers are not the same thing. Botox relaxes wrinkles while filler fill in lines and other sunken areas of the face. Fillers are used to fill, lift and add volume to cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.

What should I do first, Botox or Fillers?

Botox and Dermal Fillers are often used together to rejuvenate the face. It’s best to get a consultation to see if Botox, Fillers or both are right for you.

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Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin vs. Jeuveau

Which Botox is the best?

There is only one Botox but there are other similar neurotoxins on the market called Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau.

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox was FDA approved in 2002 and was the first neurotoxin used for cosmetic purposes. Botox Cosmetic treats moderate to severe lines on the forehead and crows’ feet.
Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It was FDA approved in 2009 in the United States. Dysport may act quicker in some patients than Botox in seeing results. The biggest difference between Botox and Dysport is the quantity of units needed due to the potency of Dysport. Dysport requires 2-3 units to 1 unit of Botox so if an area requires 25 units of Botox, you may need 50 plus units of Dysport. While Dysport maybe cheaper than Botox, the quantity of units of Dysport physicians need to use is more than Botox and thus there is not a big difference in price. In addition, Dysport has been shown to drift more than Botox causing relaxation of neighboring muscles. Unlike other toxins, Dysport contains cow milk protein and therefore cannot be used for those that are allergic to milk.

What is the difference between Botox and Xeomin?

XEOMIN® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary). FDA approved in 2011 in the United States. The cost of Xeomin is about the same as Botox and the number of units needed for treatment is the same as Botox. Xeomin is said to have a slower onset at day 4 vs Botox is 72 hours. It is a pure form of botulinum toxin and can be used for patients with resistance build up to other toxins.

What is the difference between Botox and Jeuveau?

Jeuveau™ is the newest neurotoxin also know in the market as Newtox. The prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs injection is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). FDA approved in 2019. Jeuveau can cost less than Botox but with Botox running promotions, they typically are similar in price. While Botox is approved for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments such aseyelid spasms, severe underarm sweating, migraines, overactive bladder, pediatric upper limb spasticity, and relaxing wrinkles, Jeuveau is only approved for cosmetic purposes. Since Botox has been on the market the longest, there are more clinical safety studies than Jeuveau.

Which neurotoxin is right for you?

It is best to discuss all your options with a physician during your consultation.

More on Botox…

Does Botox improve your mood?

Yes. A study done in 2009 showed that Botox used in the forehead improved mood due to reduced frowning.

Do Men get Botox?

Yes. Men and Women get Botox. More men are getting Botox now. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in their 2018 Plastic Surgery Report there was a 381% increase in men getting Botox since 2000.

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What is Brotox?

It is a term used for men getting Botox.

What is Baby Botox?

It’s a term used for a smaller amount of Botox injected or less than the amount that is recommended for the area. It doesn’t last as long as a recommended treatment of 4 months. It may last about 2 months.

What is a Botox Party?

A Botox party is when a group of 5 or more plan to get Botox treatments done at the same time in a casual atmosphere. The hostess that plans the party and her friends usually get discounted Botox treatments. It’s best to have these in a medical setting and not at someone’s house.Botox Parties Bucks County

How many people have received Botox treatments?

In 2018, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimated that more than seven million people received botulinum toxin injections in 2018.

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Get Your Summer Body With The Coolsculpting Treatment

Summer is coming and everyone wants to look and feel their best. But getting swimsuit ready can be a struggle especially during times like these.

Diet and exercise are great but what about the stubborn fat that never seems to disappear regardless of how hard you try?

Some people have tried liposuction but found it can leave bruises or scars.

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For this reason many turn to the Coolsculpting treatment to get ready for Summer without the negative results seen with other procedures.

Our Medspa in Bucks County, PA offers the Coolsculpting treatment and patients love the results they get without the risks of getting an invasive procedure.  

It’s no surprise that the Coolsculpting treatment is the #1 non surgical fat reduction treatment in the world.

Frequently Asked Coolsculpting Treatment Questions:

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for fat reduction. It uses a scientifically proven mechanism, known as cryolipolysis to freeze away and destroy fat cells without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, resulting in 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area. This treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce excess fat on the abdomen, love handles, back fat, bra fat, chest, thighs, arms, and double chin. Results are long-term and fat cells treated are permanently destroyed.
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Is Coolsculpting painful?

Most people find Coolsculpting to be very comfortable. During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, intense cold, and tingling at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb a few minutes into the treatment.
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When is the best time of the year to get the Coolsculpting treatment?

Before summer is the perfect time to have a Coolsculpting treatment because it will give you more confidence in a swimsuit. However, cool sculpting can be done any time of the year.

Why is now the best time to get Coolsculpting?

Social distancing has left many of us with excess fat from sitting around the house, working from home and lack of exercise which is also why it is a great time to do it.
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What areas of the body can be treated with Coolsculpting?

The Coolsculpting treatment can reduce 20-25% of fat from the belly, love handles, thighs, arms, double chin, bra fat, back fat and more…
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How long is a Coolsculpting treatment?

It depends on the area of the body you are treating. Most Coolsculpting treatments take 35 minutes. Coolsculpting to freeze away the double chin is 45 minutes. Treating multiple areas of the body can take a few hours to treat. During this time, most people watch TV or take a nap while getting rid of their stubborn fat.
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Is Coolsculpting just for women?

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How does Coolsculpting compare to Liposuction?

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive alternative to Liposuction. There is no downtime, meaning you can go to work or the gym immediately following the treatment.
At our Medspa, we offer WiFi and Netflix available to our patients, which makes it easy to accomplish work or catch up on your favorite Netflix series during the treatment.
Coolsculpting is non-surgical, and therefore leaves no scarring, swelling or bruising, so no one will even know you had anything done.
You can even put a bathing suit on right away following a Coolsculpting treatment, where as post liposuction patients are required to wear compression garments and have to cover their scars if they will be in the sun. Another benefit is that it is done in a comfortable and private medical office as opposed to a very crowded hospital setting especially now during this covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, liposuction can be dangerous and there are many risks of complications with anesthesia, bleeding, and infection, which is why cool sculpting is a much safer option.

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How many treatments of Coolsculpting will I need?

While you will see up to a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area after a single treatment, it depends on the person and the area being treated. For some, one Coolsculpting treatment is enough to get the best results. While others may need two or three treatments to reach their desired results.
We offer free consultations at our office to customize your treatment plan and determine if additional treatments are necessary to reach your desired outcome.
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Can I workout after the Coolsculpting treatment?

Yes. You can resume your normal day to day activities right after treatment and can exercise.
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How to choose the right Coolsculpting treatment center?

In choosing a Coolsculpting center near you, we recommend looking at their before and after photos on their website or on their Instagram page. In addition, you should check out their Google and Facebook reviews, and ask how long they have been doing the treatment. Our Medspa has done 1000’s of Coolsculpting treatments in the Bucks County area. So, if you are looking for “Coolsculpting near me“, give us a call to schedule your consultation. We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best Coolsculpting results in the most relaxed setting.

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Learn More About The Coolsculpting Treatment at Healthy Solutions Medspa:

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Top Questions Asked of an Aesthetician in a Medical Spa

We recently asked our Aesthetician Erica what common questions she gets asked the most about skincare at our Medical Spa in Bucks County.

But before we get into those questions… 

What is an Aesthetician?

An Aesthetician is someone that works in a medical setting and is overseen by a Medical Doctor, that can help improve your skin. They can help you select medical grade skincare products, chemical peels, and laser treatments that would benefit you the most.

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Why is everyone confused about skincare?

Reading beauty magazines and scrolling down your Instagram feed, we are all inundated with so many treatments and products for our skin that it can be overwhelming.

Like many of us, you probably have more than a few cleansers that you have tried over the years, masks that you have applied at home, and over the counter eye creams and moisturizers that you dabbled with.

Have they worked? Maybe? Did they cause you to break out or dry your skin? Were they the right products for your skin?

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Those that are looking to see quicker results in the improvement of their skin turn to an Aesthetician at a Medical Spa.

What are the common questions asked of an Aesthetician at a Medical Spa?

In what order should I apply my skin care products?

You should always start by removing makeup, cleanse, tone, serum/treatment, eye cream, moisturizer, sunscreen.
It is important to apply products in the correct order to get the best results. 
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Can I use drugstore products on my skin?

Drugstore products are not recommended by skin care professionals because they contain tons of fillers, irritants, and low quality ingredients.
They only add minuscule amounts of the “good” ingredients so they can claim to be effective on the packaging.
Medical grade products contain more beneficial ingredients and are highly concentrated so you need less of it.
Whereas, drugstore products are so watered down they won’t last you nearly as long. 

Where can I purchase medical grade products? 

You should always purchase medical grade products from a medical spa or doctor’s office to make sure you’re getting legitimate products.
There are a lot of fake products sold online that are cheaper because they are most likely expired or have different ingredients than the original.
Also, you risk having a reaction or break out due to not knowing the actual ingredients that are in it.
You should always consult with an Aesthetician or Doctor first to choose what medical grade products will be most beneficial for your skin type and concerns. 
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Why is sunscreen so important? 

Wearing sunscreen every day can protect you from exposure to UV radiation that can burn the skin and cause skin cancer.
Always make sure your sunscreen has an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every 2 hours.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds so it’s important to wear it even on cloudy days. 
Another benefit of wearing sunscreen is that it slows down premature aging of the skin.
It also helps maintain an even skin tone by preventing discoloration and dark spots due to sun damage. 

At what age should I start using a retinoid? 

Everyone over the age of 30 should be using a retinoid like Tretinoin cream.
It will speed up cell turnover which slows down as we age and causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
Tretinoin cream is also great for treating acne, so it is recommended for patients with acneic skin as well as mature or “aging” skin.tretinoin obagi retinoid bucks county, pa

Will Dermaplaning cause my hair to grow back darker and more course?

Dermaplaning is a safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair.
Many patients are concerned that the hair will grow back darker and courser after dermaplaning.
However this is not the case.
Vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, will grow back at the same rate and texture due to its superficial nature and lack of complexity within the follicle.Dermaplaning-in-Bucks County

What can I do to improve dark spots?

There are many different options to treat hyperpigmentation so it’s always best to consult with your Aesthetician to create a customized treatment plan.
A few great options are Clear + Brilliant laser, VI Peel, Vitamin C serum, and Hydroquinone cream.
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What can I do for blotchy, red skin?

A Photofacial or IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light treats skin pigmentation. A Photofacial can treat those pesky broken capillaries that many people get around their nose. 

Is laser hair removal painful? 

Everyone tolerates pain differently, but for most people laser hair removal is tolerable and hurts less than waxing.
It also depends on the area of the body being lasered, because some areas are more sensitive to pain than others.
It’s often compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping.
A numbing cream may be applied upon request or you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever before the treatment. painless laser hair removal Doylestown, PA

If I am a darker complexion does that mean I can’t get laser hair removal?

Although there are certain lasers that can only be done on lighter skin types, there are also some that are safe on all skin tones.
The laser we use at Healthy Solutions Medspa can be done on all skin types and even has a melanin reader that helps choose what setting to use for ultimate results in a safe manner.
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Is it bad to pop pimples on my own? 

If you squeeze an inflamed pimple that’s not ready to be extracted, you can actually damage your skin further and can make the breakout worse by spreading bacteria.
To avoid long-lasting marks and scars, you should always see an Aesthetician at a medical spa.
There’s a proper way to extract blackheads, and a Hydrafacial treatment is one of the most gentle and effective options.skincare Doylestown, PA

How far ahead should I schedule a Hydrafacial before an event? 

You can schedule a Hydrafacial as late as the day-of the event if you’ve had it before.
If it’s your first time, it’s best to schedule two or three days before so that your skin has time to relax just in case you have any reactions. hydrafacial in bucks county pa

How long is the peeling process of a VI Chemical Peel?

The skin usually starts to peel anywhere from 2-3 days following a VI Peel and it can last up to a week.
If you have an event, it is best to schedule a few weeks ahead of time.
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How does an Aesthetician determine what procedures are best for my skin? 

An experienced Aesthetician in a medical spa will ask you a few questions to determine what type of treatment is best.
It’s best to be honest when discussing your skin type and what products you use at home.
Also let your Aesthetician know of any allergies you have and medications you take.
This will help your Aesthetician give you the best customized treatment plan for your skin. 

How to find the right Aesthetician?

When scheduling a skincare appointment, make sure to select a reputable and established Medical Spa. Read their Facebook and Google reviews to see what their clients have said about the facility and the results.

If you are looking for the best medspa in Bucks County, schedule an appointment at Healthy Solutions Medspa.

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Coolsculpting: The World’s #1 Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatment

Have you heard of Coolsculpting? This incredible treatment is the fat loss solution that we’ve all been dreaming about for years. It is non-invasive,  FDA-approved, and offers permanent results. With this procedure, you can say goodbye to your problem areas and hello to the body you’ve always wanted. Learn more about Coolsculpting in Bucks County that we offer in the infographic below:

Are you interested in CoolSculpting? Our medspa near Richboro, PA  offers this amazing treatment. Call 267-388-4692 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our weight loss doctors located near Warrington!

VI Peel: Renew Your Skin With This Popular Chemical Peel

Women all across the world love the Vi Peel for one reason: Because it works!

What is a Vi Peel?

The VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that effectively improves the tone and texture of one’s skin.

Many women choose the VI Peel not only because of how well it works, but also because it’s quick and easy, and requires no advanced appointments or preparation.

The VI Peel is available only at physician offices or at a medical spa, and stimulates collagen and elastin to fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne, age spots, and pigmentation.

What Is Unique About The Vi Peel?

Many other peels are now considered things of the past, due to VI Peel’s groundbreaking ability to deliver stunning results with absolutely zero pain.

The days of “no pain no gain” no longer exist thanks to the VI Peel.

Before, in order to make a peel work, you’d have to go very deep into the skin, which would deliver high results, but also heavy downtime and a lot of pain.

The VI Peel delivers even better results with little downtime and no discomfort.

It only takes one VI Peel to see dramatic results, making your skin look younger, less sun damaged and more vibrant.

When Will I See the Results?

After your first peel, you should see the stunning results within a week. Once we apply the solution, your skin will peel over the course of about four days, and then return to its normal pH level—which is when the full results will appear. You’ll know the peel has fully kicked in when your skin glows like it’s never glowed before, and feels much tighter and refreshed than usual. If you suffer from hyper-pigmented or otherwise damaged skin, you’ll notice that the acne/damages are completely gone or very much improved.

What If I Have Acne?

The VI Peel will work to fight acne, however we recommend that you use the VI Peel Purify which is a customized VI Peel specifically made for acne prone skin.

Celebrity Recommended

Don’t be fooled thinking that your favorite gorgeous celebrities attain their stunning beauty without the aid of treatments like chemical peels.

These hot Hollywood stars have all admitted to using and preferring the VI Peel:

  1. Jennifer Lopez
  2. Sharon Stone
  3. Eva Longoria
  4. Madonna
  5. Demi Moore
  6. Kim Basinger

And Philadelphia’s hottest personalities prefer Healthy Solutions Medspa for their VI Peel in Bucks County, PA. Take Francesca Ruscio, as seen previously on NBC10 Philadelphia, who has received a few Vi Peels at Healthy Solutions Medspa.

Check out her testimonial here!

But you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy all of the benefits of the VI Peel. Touch base with us today to schedule an appointment by calling us at (267) 388-4692 to get glowing look.

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Three Reasons to Have Laser Hair Removal Done in Winter

There is no denying that laser hair removal treatments will help you get rid of unwanted hair on your legs, arms, bikini area, face, chest and back. While laser hair removal can be done at any time of year, the winter season is the best time to begin.

Here are three benefits to starting laser hair removal in the winter.

  1. If you begin laser hair removal in the winter, by the time the warm weather arrives you will have reached optimum results.
  2. Laser hair removal works best on paler skin. If you have spent any time in the sun, and become tan, the effectiveness will be less. During the winter, there is less chance your skin will be exposed to the sun.
  3. After treatment, you need to keep the targeted areas of your body out of sunlight. It is easier to do so in the winter because you will most likely be wearing more clothing.

With each laser hair removal treatment, you should expect to see a 10-20% reduction in hair growth. Since hair has three main growing stages and laser hair removal is achieved during the first growth stage, about 6 treatments are recommended to get you the best results. So, if you begin your treatments in January, you will practically be hair free by June.

It’s important to be consistent in scheduling your appointments every four to eight weeks. Your diligence and patience will be rewarded by the time you wear that first official spring or summer outfit.

At Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Medspa we help our patients free themselves from having unwanted hair. Waxing and shaving will be a thing of the past with our laser hair removal treatments.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of having laser hair removal done at our Medspa, please call us at 267-388-4692 or schedule a free consultation online.